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The Orphan Master's Son

by Adam Johnson - £9.99  Transworld Publishers Ltd (Black Swan) (2013)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780552778251 | ISBN 10: 0552778257

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013
 
Pak Jun Do knows he is special. He knows he must be the son of the master of the orphanage, not some kid dumped by his parents it was obvious from the way his father singled him out for beatings.
 
He knows he is special when he is picked as a spy and kidnapper for his country, the glorious Democratic Republic of North Korea.
 
He knows he must find his true love, Sun Moon, the greatest opera star who ever lived, before its too late.
 
He knows hes not like the other prisoners in the camp.
 
Hes going to get out soon.
 
Definitely.

"You know you are in the hands of someone who can tell a story ... fantastic"
(Zadie Smith)

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